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MINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA
A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology
Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2008 June;59(3):147-53
Revision in the adult age of the treatment of pediatric slipped capital femoral epiphysis stabilized with Kirschner wires
Cussotti S. 1, Pelilli E. 1, Paonessa M. 1, Santoro B. 2
1 UOA Ortopedia e Traumatologia Ospedale Regina Margherita, Torino, Italia
2 UOA Radiologia Ospedale Regina Margherita, Torino, Italia
Aim. Slipped capital femoral epiphysisis is a disorder which may occur in pediatric age. The aim of this paper is to reassess in adult age the patients submitted to surgical stabilization for slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
Methods. Children suffering from slipped femoral epiphysis, surgically treated at the Regina Margherita Hospital in Turin, from January 1988 to December 1995 have been enrolled in the study. Criteria for inclusion in the control study was the homogeneity in the treatment and exclusion of patients with age that could involve marked arthrosis degeneration marked.
Results. The results obtained have been evaluated according to the clinical and radiological scale proposed by Heyman and Herndon. The positive results obtained were similar to those observed in the scanty literature.
Conclusion. The incongruity among clinical and radiological findings observed in some cases has been analyzed and the conclusion is drawn that the radiological finding alone, even if of prognostic importance, is not enough for a careful evaluation of the results.